Alabama Department of Corrections recaptures escaped inmate

James Leroy Franklin
James Leroy Franklin

James Leroy Franklin was the third inmate reported missing from the Elba Work Release Center since April.

Posted: Jun 29, 2019 7:07 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2019 10:44 PM

UPDATE:

The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed that James Leroy Franklin was recaptured around 9:16 p.m. Saturday night.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said one of the inmates housed in the Elba Work Release Center (EWRC) is reported as missing.

ADOC said James Leroy Franklin, 45, was last seen at his assigned work detail at Langford Motors in Enterprise, Alabama. at about 7 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Franklin is 5'11" and weighs 235 pounds. He has short strawberry blonde hair and green eyes. 

According to DOC reports, Franklin is the third inmate reported as an escaped inmate from the EWRC. Jonathan Crook escaped and was recaptured on April 27 and John Mitchell escaped and was recaptured on May 23.

Anyone with information about Franklin's whereabouts is asked to contact ADOC at 800-831-8825.

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